December, 2016


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We have experienced a great year at the library with plenty of credit going to the generous support of our patrons!  Thank you all for your contributions and for utilizing all of the great resources we’ve been able to offer.

Our Circulation Desk is finally complete!  Thanks to grant money awarded through the PNC Foundation and Peters’ Trust in combination with a generous donation from the Oil City Youth Football program, we were able to relocate and renovate our Circulation Desk.  This will provide us with a quality area to operate and give patrons easier access for years to come.  We’re wrapping up the final phases which will convert the old desk area to a comfortable lounge area for patrons to browse new titles and relax.

This year we’ve been able to increase the amount of children’s programs and types of programs that have been offered.  Make sure you check them out and share with local kids and their parents!  We’ll also be a participating site for Teen Reading Lounge once again in Spring 2017!

In 2016 we were able to significantly increase our digital offerings thanks to the support of the Oil Creek Library District.  We now offer Zinio (digital magazines), AtoZ Databases (for businesses), ResumeMaker and Auto Repair Reference Center.  Additionally, our OverDrive ebook and digital audiobook collection has added many popular titles.

The library continues to increase and enhance partnerships.  The other two county libraries, Franklin Public Library and Cooperstown Public Library, have been very supportive of our efforts as we all seek to provide services to our Venango County residents.  We’ve received a lot of positive feedback from our patrons (and staff!) by sharing the same card for all three libraries and have plans to expand upon this relationship moving forward.


Library Projects

Library Stacks


The Library is currently embarking on a lot of various projects at one time!  We are excited for some of the changes we’ve already experienced while also eagerly anticipating the completion of a few others!  Let’s explore some of our current projects:

Website (you’re on it!)

Welcome to our new site!  We are thrilled to provide a new, modern online presence.  We thank J. Dunn for all the hard work that he put in to make this a reality.  Now it’s up to us to keep it current and up to you to provide additional feedback!  Thanks for visiting.

New Online Catalog (coming September 2015)

The Library is teaming up with the other two Venango County public libraries (Franklin Public Library and Cooperstown Public Library) to provide a new, merged catalog.  This means that users will be able to search all 3 catalogs at one time!  Furthermore, you’ll be able to use your 1 library card at all 3 locations!  Check them out here, return them there.  It will be a great system that makes life easier and more accessible for you!

Circulation Desk (expected completion, Spring 2016)

The Library received a grant to upgrade the current Circulation Desk.  We expect this will provide a better looking space that is more functional for staff and library patrons.